Geodesic Aerolite Canoe: 199? - Essex Workshop
This was the first boat my father and I made. It was from a kit, but it really taught us the basics of lofting and steam bending wood. It was built around a number of foam core sections, and then the ribs were epoxied in place. There are dozens of kevlar threads stretched across the hull to keep it from flexing and the skin is made from a heat shrink dacron cloth. The whole thing weighs about 30 pounds which makes it pretty hard to maneuver in even the slightest breeze.